It is stressful to see so many broken old houses. Many of the people are living off meagre pensions and this is a shock to all.
Two meters of snow fell on my place. A heavy snowfall is usually 50 cm. The heavy snow slid off the roof on one side of my old clay storehouse and the weight on the other side flipped the roof off. All this happening while my kitchen was completely ripped out and the new bath and studio being built in the side yard. Chaos chaos chaos.
Things are calming down. Ten days of endless snow shovelling has put me seriously behind on work. I am sorry that I haven't sent off responses to any mail.
The bright light is that Mini has come back for another few months this year from Singapore. We all love her here. She was a good sport struggling up the snowy road with her suitcase. And she is being a good sport weaving and working away while I spend time cleaning up the disaster area outside. Things will be back to to normal soon. Actually they are getting better already. The new kitchen is 95% done and boy......does it look fresh and clean.